(skt.: punya; tib.: so nam) Positive imprints left on the mind by virtuous, or Dharma, actions. The principal cause of happiness. We create merits by dedicating positive karma for spiritual goals, like Buddhahood.
Words of Wisdom
"Whatever joy there is in this world, all comes from wanting others to be happy. Whatever suffering there is in this world, all comes from wanting oneself to be happy."